Silent night! Holy night! Hearing just a few notes of this eternal carol is enough to envelop us in a sweet tranquility and inner peace that goes well beyond the meaning of the words written by Joseph Mohr and music famous song by Franz Xaver Gruber. Jumbled memories arise of snow-covered countryside, crackling fires, delicious aromas filling the house, the joyful shouts of excited children unwrapping presents. Has Christmas turned into mere nostalgia, or can we rediscover the true meaning of this celebration? Angèle Dubeau thinks we can and, through both popular songs and carols works associated with the Nativity, she offers here a voyage through a world with diverse origins and traditions. This musical tour and celebration of the Nativity will take you to Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Russia, and, closer to home, Mexico and Canada, with the Huron Carol.
About the Artist
One of Canada’s most prominent virtuoso violinists, Angèle Dubeau has performed on the world’s greatest stages in a spectacular career that has spanned more than thirty years and over thirty countries. While her talent, virtuosity and musicality have been recognized with many awards over the years, audiences have adopted her above all for her captivating performances, her generosity, her passion, her unparalleled communications skills, and her exceptional ability to connect with them. In fact, Dubeau is the only Canadian classical musician to have achieved two Gold Records for sales of 50,000 copies of a classical recording. Over her career, she has sold over 400,000 discs.